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Gardena Check Cashing Robbers Suspected In Other Crimes

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These two men are suspected in a Gardena check cashing robbery, and possibly other crimes in the South Bay. (credit: Gardena Police Department)

These two men are suspected in a Gardena check cashing robbery, and possibly other crimes in the South Bay. (credit: Gardena Police Department)

GARDENA (CBS) — The public’s help was sought Tuesday to find two gunmen who robbed a check-cashing business who may have committed other similar crimes in the South Bay.

The latest crime was committed about 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 15 at Orange Rocket Check Cashing, 15324 Western Ave., Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast said.

Security camera photos of the suspects show one of them was wearing a mask. The unmasked man was described as black, in his 40s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, and had gray and black facial hair.

The second suspect was a black man, described as being younger than his accomplice, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 155 pounds. He wore a light gray hooded sweatshirt with vertical stripes and designer jeans. The mask covered most of his face.

The pair are believed to be behind other similar crimes in the South Bay area. Anyone with information on this crime or the suspects can call Detective Mike Ross at (310) 217-6135; Detective Brian Messina at (310) 217-9637; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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